Obituaries

Deborah Howard Zola age 57 of Bradenton, Florida formerly of Magoffin County, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at her home. She was born June 5, 1957 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Orville and Hilda Powers Howard. Survivors include her husband, Thomas Zola, two sons, John Rodriguez of Utah, and Lionel Rodriguez of Bradenton, Florida, two daughters, Heather Rodriguez of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and Brandy Harlan of Bradenton, Florida, one sister, Marcia Burel of Clyde, Ohio, one niece, Evie Earhart of Clyde, Ohio, five grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.

Born: Wednesday, 6/05/1957
Deceased: Monday, 12/08/2014

Verna Blanton Lemaster age 98 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Liberty of Beaver Creek Nursing Home in Dayton, Ohio. She was born May 1, 1916 at Tick Lick in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late L.D. “Doke” and Sallie Conley Blanton. She is preceded in death by her husband Wishard Lemaster. Survivors include one daughter Phyllis (Adam) Conley of Dayton, Ohio, two nephews Jay Blanton and Richard (Dick) Conley, three nieces Novella McCarty, Henrietta Hinkle and Jeannie Salyer, and several great nieces and nephews.

Born: Monday, 5/01/1916
Deceased: Monday, 12/01/2014

Jimmy L. Tackett, age 63, a resident of East Maple Street Salyersville, Kentucky; passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014 at the Cabell Huntington Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
Mr. Tackett was born October 18, 1951 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Beecher and Flotella Howard Tackett.
Mr. Tackett was an avid gamesman and enjoyed hunting through the various seasons. However, nothing beat deer season in his eyes.

Born: Thursday, 10/18/1951
Deceased: Sunday, 11/30/2014

Jeffrey Clay “Grayhawk” Sizemore age 49 of Puncheon Creek Road, Royalton, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at his home. He was born January 2, 1965 in Flint, Michigan to Jack and Lori Risner Sizemore of Royalton, Kentucky. Also surviving are one brother Jack (Merlene) Sizemore of Dexter, Michigan, two sisters Jill Sizemore of Royalton, Kentucky and Teresa (Ray) Howard of Morehead, Kentucky, one niece Nicole (Brandon) Oliver, one nephew Adam Howard and fiancé Valerie Ufer and Jeffrey’s fiancé Kayla Hughes also survives him.

Born: Saturday, 1/02/1965
Deceased: Friday, 11/28/2014

Odell Risner, age 79, a resident of Lee Roark Road in Hazel Green, Kentucky; passed away Friday, November 28, 2014 at his residence.
Mr. Risner was born August 31, 1935 in Salyersville, Kentucky the son of the late Lloyd and Dora (Risner) Risner. Also, preceding him in death is one sister, Mary Risner.

Born: Saturday, 8/31/1935
Deceased: Friday, 11/28/2014

Jerry Ray Allen, age 61, a resident of East Point, Kentucky; passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014 at the Cabell Huntington Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.
Mr. Allen was born August 25, 1953 in Royalton, Kentucky the son of the late Hatcher Allen and Kathleen Miller Whitten.
Mr. Allen was employed as a truck driver until his retirement. He regularly attended and enjoyed service at the Trinity Chapel.

Born: Tuesday, 8/25/1953
Deceased: Thursday, 11/27/2014

Danny Joe Caudill age 64 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born September 23, 1950 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Harold Caudill and Pauline Salyer Caudill, who survives.

Born: Saturday, 9/23/1950
Deceased: Tuesday, 11/25/2014

Sister Mary Catherine Vukmanic, OSU, 95, died Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Mercy Sacred Heart Home in Louisville, KY.  A native of Pittsburgh, she entered the Ursuline Sisters there in 1936. Sister Vukmanic was the last member of that congregation, the Ursuline Sisters of Pittsburgh, which amalgamated with the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville in 1958.
She earned a B.A. in English from the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ; an M.A. in English from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, and a Th.D. in Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Born:
Deceased: Saturday, 11/22/2014

Larry Rice age 78 of Salyersville, Kentucky passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 at the Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center in Paintsville, Kentucky. He was born November 11, 1936 in Magoffin County, Kentucky to the late Grant and Catherine May Rice. Survivors include two sons Steven Gregory Rice of Pickerington, Ohio and Todd Martin Rice of London, Ohio, one brother Roger Rice of Corpus Christi, Texas and five grandchildren.

Born: Wednesday, 11/11/1936
Deceased: Friday, 11/21/2014

Zelma (Watson) May, 84, of Plain City, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, 2014 at Edgewater Place Assisted Living, Plain City. She was born April 28, 1930 in Elsie, Ky.

Born: Monday, 4/28/1930
Deceased: Wednesday, 11/19/2014

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